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Healthy Recipes: Bean & Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on August 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
Bean & Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Yield: 8 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 8 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes (not including soaking time) To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 3, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Recipe Description: This beautiful salad combines fresh tomatoes, green beans, red onions and dried heirloom beans. Recently harvested beans (and thus freshly dried) cook more quickly than the kind you buy year-round at the market. In the latter part of the summer, ...

What Makes Fruits and Vegetables So Healthy?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 24th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Everyone knows that eating fruits and vegetables is important to maintain a healthy diet, but not everyone understands the science behind it. While there are a number of reasons why these food groups are so essential, one of the most important is the presence of phytochemicals, also know as phytonutrients. Besides giving fruits and vegetables distinct colors, smells and tastes, phytochemicals are rich in antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease ...

Healthy Recipes: Mediterranean Wrap

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on August 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
Mediterranean Wrap

Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: This wrap is stuffed with chicken tenders and couscous with a hit of lemon and a healthy dose of fresh herbs. Save any leftovers to wrap up for an easy lunch. Serve with: Mixed green salad and a glass of crisp white wine. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup water 1/3 cup couscous, preferably whole-wheat 1 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive ...

Junk Food Ads Cause Children to Nag Incessantly

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In light of the growing problem of childhood obesity, a recent study at Johns Hopkins examined the effect that junk food television advertisements have on children. The study focused on what researchers call “The Nag Factor,” which theorizes that, after being inundated with ads for unhealthy food and beverages, children are persistent in nagging their parents to purchase junk food. While parents have a number of different ways to combat the problem, the study suggests ...